Fireplace Fitter Maesteg Wales (CF34): Putting in a new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Maesteg home is a splendid way to add character and a homely feel to any room. If you decide to combine your new fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire on those nippy winters' evenings, you will also be supplied with plentiful hot water.
There are a few crucial considerations to make before you begin any work, if you are going to establish an efficient, safe and attractive fireplace in your house. Any work that is executed on your fireplace, hearth, chimney breast and flue lining must adhere to the United Kingdom's Building Regs, Part J for combustible appliances. If you live in a designated conservation area or a listed building you should check with the local council if planning permission is needed for installing a fireplace in your home.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A straightforward remodeling of an existing fireplace can generally be achieved by a competent DIYer, however if any construction work is needed there is the chance of running into structural issues that have to be dealt with by a professional. You may be fortunate when you expose the old fireplace and discover you need nothing more than a thorough chimney sweep and a quick clean out of the hearth to get your fire roaring once more. What you'll likely find is an area of crumbling, old bricks that hides issues such as a lintel that needs replacing or a blocked up chimney.
An incorrectly fitted fireplace can cause significant fire risk and respiratory health problems and, as such, should only be fitted by a professional fireplace specialist in Maesteg with the knowledge and experience to install it effectively. A key part of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available in a room for the fire to burn efficiently and properly. Inadequate oxygen means that the fire will not burn effectively, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide fumes could occur, which can cause injury or death.
To get past this concern a professional Maesteg fireplace fitter will analyse the circumstances and fit vents in the room, or underneath the floors, to ensure a satisfactory airflow for the fire to combust safely and efficiently. Blocked off and unused chimney flues might also need to have air vents installed because they can often trap moist air within them causing damp to occur inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
It is amazing just how much soot and muck can build up inside an old fireplace and you won't know what's there until you open it up. It is advisable to remove any carpets, furniture and rugs from an area where you're planning to expose an old fireplace, to prevent them being damaged by soot, dust and muck that will be disturbed during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning works. If you are lucky enough to be working on a full home renovation project then it ought to be one of the first jobs to concentrate on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. This stops any discolouring damage to any refurbished work you've already completed.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Now that you're able to see the opening of your fireplace it's time to sweep and clean the hearth and chimney and identify what can be refurbished. You should now get in touch with your chimney sweep, if you've not already done so, to come and clean the old chimney and fireplace. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and whilst doing so can inspect the structural condition of the chimney and provide guidance on whether a new flue liner is needed.
After a chimney sweep's assessment it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast or install a new flue lining as set out in Part J of the Building Regulations. These are jobs that need to be done by an experienced craftsman with a knowledge of the pertinent building regs and sound construction skills.
In older buildings you may discover the original fireplace is too large for your needs, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be required to adapt the opening. When this has been done the next step of your Maesteg fireplace installation will be to update the hearth. In earlier times the hearth was sunken into a hole in the floor, however the current building regs demand that it is raised above floor level. You can get made to measure solutions to fit any size and design of fireplace, or you can select from a range of common size and shape hearths to fit in with your decor.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a visit to a fireplace showroom will illustrate the choices that are available for the different fireplace designs and styles. Every fireplace will not be suitable for your existing chimney and flue and it is wise to accept any advice offered by your fireplace installers with regards to your particular circumstances.
Some rooms and homes will be more suitable for an open fireplace than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. For example, an inglenook fireplace can be an eye-catching backdrop for a classic cast iron wood burning stove, which highlights its character and reflects the heat into the room.
If your Maesteg home hasn't got a chimney you've still got the option of a fireplace feature by putting in a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. A chimney isn't required as a stainless steel flue is taken directly from the top or rear of the stove and channeled through an external wall.
ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL, GAS, OPEN OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold evening creates an ambience and charm that simply can't be matched, but what are the other options available to install in your new fireplace in Maesteg?
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Maesteg can be improved by the fitting of a wood burning stove, which can be found in a variety of designs, and can even be fitted free standing. A back boiler is an additional benefit and can provide steaming hot water for personal use, or for heating for the house via radiators.
Electric Fireplaces - Simple installation and a varied choice of designs make electric fires a popular choice for Maesteg homes without a chimney breast. Even if your home has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire can be installed that looks almost like a "real" fire with multi-coloured flames.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a stunning focal point for your room and can be used with a number of different solid fuels. An open fire is wonderful to watch and modern fireplaces are no longer the inefficient, smoky and draughty objects that they were in the past.
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces come in an assortment of designs to suit your home and are typically more efficient (thermally) than wood burning stoves. Must be professionally fitted and maintained by a Gas Safe registered technician.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates multi-fuel stoves can be used with different fuels, such as coal, gas, wood or oil, and become an attractive focal point in any living room or kitchen in Maesteg. They can be utilised not only for heating a room, but some designs like the AGA collection, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the entire property if plumbed into an existing radiator network.
Fireplace installations are available in Maesteg and also in: Tondu, Coytrahen, Pontycymer, Aberkenfig, Dyffryn, Glanllynfi, Blaengarw, Garth, Nantyffyllon, Llangynwyd, Bryn, Bryncethin, Sarn, Caerau, and in these postcodes CF34 9AF, CF34 0LU, CF34 0NF, CF34 0HL, CF34 0EW, CF34 0DQ, CF34 0AD, CF34 9BL, CF34 0NA, CF34 0LX. Locally based Maesteg fireplace specialists will probably have the dialling code 01656 and the postcode CF34. Click the "quote" form or banner to get details about fireplace installation in your location.
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Homeowners living in the following roads and areas have just recently requested fireplace installation - Talana Terrace, Coegnant Road, Upper Street, Alma Road, Kings Terrace, Park Street, Exchange Street, Priory Terrace, Alfred Street, Talbot Street, North Street, Margam Street, West Street, Hill Street, Pit Street, Salisbury Road, Zoar Place, School Road, Maes-y-dderwen, Heol Elfed, Gelli Street, Davies Terrace, Victoria Street, Hartshorn Terrace, Penygarn Terrace, George Street, Park View, Grove Street, Belmont Close, Smith Street, as well as the following local Maesteg postcodes: CF34 9AF, CF34 0LU, CF34 0NF, CF34 0HL, CF34 0EW, CF34 0DQ, CF34 0AD, CF34 9BL, CF34 0NA, CF34 0LX.
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